Tag: anxiety

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MSD students struggle with body image, eating disorders

While looking in a mirror, it is easy for people to tear apart their self-esteem as thoughts of what they wish their body looked like clouds their head. With every meal, their mind envisions a pound of fat gained or an additional crease on their […]

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Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

Opinion: Schools should institute universal mental health screenings

In sixth grade, every student in Broward County receives vision, hearing, BMI, and scoliosis screenings. These coincide with screenings in every academic subject area to gauge the ability to read, interpret information and do mathematical operations. There is one field, though, that is entirely neglected […]

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Mental health issues, such as anxiety and depression, are among the reasons that millennials' health is not as good as that of the previous generation, a new report finds. (Dreamstime/TNS)

Mental illness is not a trend

Depression is not uncommon amongst teenagers and older children approaching adolescence. In fact, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, “In the U.S., depression is the leading cause of disability for people over 5 years of age.”  The stress of school and maintaining […]

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Students struggle with balancing things in everyday life. Photo by Jocye Ahan.

Students spread themselves too thin with clubs, sports and jobs

After spending a long day at school working on countless assignments and taking various tests and quizzes, many students would like to come home and relax. However, students who take part in many clubs, sports or have a job don’t have that luxury. Ask any […]

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Mental plays a large role in the lives of students. (Photo by Dara Rosen)

School is playing a role in the mental health of students

On July 1, a bill in Oregon was put into effect, allowing students to take off up to five mental health days every three months. This has sparked conversation among parents, students and educators alike, concerning not only the efficacy of policies like this one, […]

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MSD freshmen describe the positives and negatives of their first year of high school

This school year, a new wave of freshman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. High school is a major change from middle school in terms of classes, workload and population. It is normal for freshman students to feel nervous or anxious, as they often find […]

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The Salt Box is a salt therapy provider located in Parkland that is offering 5 free stress-relieving sessions to MSD students. Photo courtesy of Jessi Powell.

The Salt Box offers free sessions to MSD students

Over the course of the past two months, students have gracefully accepted a plethora of donations from local companies. One particular company, The Salt Box, located in the Parkland Town Center, offered five free sessions to anyone who was affected by the tragedy, including students, […]

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Left: Sour grape, a potent hybrid effective for stress reduction. Right: Dirty Hairy, a sativa-dominant hybrid that is effective for migraine and depression relief

Medical marijuana legalization moves ahead slowly as lawmakers debate implementation guidelines

On Nov. 8, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which went into effect on Jan. 3, 2017. Amendment 2 requires the Florida Department of Health to “set regulations for the issuance of identification cards, qualifications and standards of care givers, and rules for the registration of […]

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